Correspondingly



[kawr-uh-spond, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒnd, ˌkɒr-/

verb (used without object)
1.
to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to):
His actions do not correspond with his words.
2.
to be similar or analogous; be equivalent in function, position, amount, etc. (usually followed by to):
The U.S. Congress corresponds to the British Parliament.
3.
to communicate by exchange of letters.
[kawr-uh-spon-ding, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dɪŋ, ˌkɒr-/
adjective
1.
identical in all essentials or respects:
corresponding fingerprints.
2.
similar in position, purpose, form, etc.:
corresponding officials in two states.
3.
associated in a working or other relationship:
a bolt and its corresponding nut.
4.
dealing with :
a corresponding secretary.
5.
employing the mails as a means of association:
a corresponding member of a club.
/ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
usually foll by with or to. to conform, be in agreement, or be consistent or compatible (with); tally (with)
2.
(usually foll by to) to be similar or analogous in character or function
3.
(usually foll by with) to communicate by letter
v.

1520s, “to be in agreement, to be in harmony with,” from Middle French correspondre (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin correspondere, from cor- (see com-) “together, with each other” + respondere “to answer” (see respond).

Originally in Medieval Latin of two things in mutual action, but by later Medieval Latin it could be used of one thing only. In English, sense of “to be similar” (to) is from 1640s; that of “to hold communication with” is from c.1600; specifically “to communicate by means of letters” from 1640s (in mid-18c. it also could mean “have sex”). Related: Corresponded; corresponding.
adj.

1570s, past participle adjective from correspond. Not common until 19c., when it took on the adjectival function of correspondent. Related: Correspondingly (1836).

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